americanize americanize  /ə ˈmɛ rə kə ˌnaɪz/


  1. (v) make American in character
  2. (v) become American in character



  • And even better observation worth of a "senior editor" that its precisely the fact that many Asian immigrants DO americanize their names that hurts them when they go to vote and .


  • Gus Johnson and a Brief History of Ugly American Media in World Football

    Gus Johnson is not the first American broadcaster to butcher the Beautiful Game. He's just perfected the art of dumbing down a football match in short order. Our own Dan Levy  has already taken Fox to task, so we're just going to add a little context (and a bit more vitriol). Americans always feel the need to  Americanize  everything. No one summed up this notion as it pertains to "soccer ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Taco Bell wants to take advantage of the perception that if something comes from the United States, it tastes better, that a country that has been Americanized is willing to Americanize food that is central to its cuisine," Monsivais said....
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Carlos Monsivais Source: Forbes

  2. "As we face this current energy crisis, we must do more to Americanize our energy sources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil," Pawlenty said. "An important part of that effort is promoting the use of homegrown alternatives. This...
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: CanadianDriver

  3. "The heritage of the Alfa and Dodge brands is completely different, the DNA is completely different. We would lose a lot of the appeal of Alfa Romeo if we try to Americanize it through a merger with Dodge," Marchionne said.
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Sergio Marchionne Source: AutoWeek

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